Boston: [From THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY], 1912. ,-333pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine backed at an early date with heavier paper, wrappers chipped at lower edge and lightly spotted, but a good, internally very good, copy. Item #WRCLIT22143
First edition. Tipped to the preliminary blank is a 2 1/2pp. autograph letter, signed, from Adams, Boston, 27 March 1912, to "My dear Grafton" (possibly Archbishop Grafton of Wisconsin, earlier of Boston and Harvard circles): "I am naturally pleased that you found my pamphlet on my father interesting and that it has raised your opinion of him. I have always had a profound admiration for my father which has increased with age so that at last...with the approval of my brother Henry, I ventured to make an attempt to tell what I feel...After all, a son who frankly says that he loved and admired his father, may be pardoned a good deal. On the other hand I have tried to stick to the record so as not to be a pure romancer...." The letter numbers in excess of 200 words.